My Wife Really Got My Goat

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates

There I was, busy with a Buyer going over the homes we were about to go look at when I am told my wife was calling and must talk to me.  She is my team partner, a licensee, and she knew I was with a Buyer so I figured it to be important.  I took the call.  She starts telling me about the goats a local lender had rescued ... something she had talked about the day before and we kibashed since we already have four goats.

She went on ... another agent is taking the two pygmy goats, but there is a standard goat.  Could she have it?  I could hear the baby browns batting over the phone.  I thought/knew I was being set up as I was with a buyer and she knew it.  Then came the rest of the story.

Our lender friend found these three goats at a home that was foreclosed on.  They had no food or water.  He took them and nourished them, but can't keep them.  He's looking for a home, and our other friend wanted one to help with the weeds and for her kids (sic) to play with.  My wife told her that it was best to take the two pygmies so they would have a buddy, but that left one.  I'll be getting a new goat in a day or two and am glad to be part of the rescue. 

The animals and children are the innocents in this economic experience and should be protected.


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Jackie DeShazer
Montana Country Real Estate - Libby, MT

Jim -

Great title it drew me in! Sad story that the goats were abandoned along with the foreclosed house. I agree with you that animals and kids are the innocent and need to be protected. Congats on the rescue and the new goat.

May 01, 2009 05:19 AM #1
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congratulations on the new addition to the family!  You are doing a wonderful thing!

May 01, 2009 05:33 AM #2
Lisa Udy
Platinum Real Estate Group - Logan, UT
Logan Utah Realtor

Hi Jim!

Baaaaa! Aww that is soo nice and very thoughtful of you. I hope you have a long lasting friendship with your new animal friend! :)


May 01, 2009 05:34 AM #3
Christianne O'Malley
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Reno, NV
Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!

Jim - Danny and I are taking the two Pygmys! We can't be more happy!

May 01, 2009 05:40 AM #4
Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty - York, ME
Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate

Wow.  What a story.  I was glad to read the happy ending.  :)

May 01, 2009 05:46 AM #5
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Congratulations! You both are so lucky to have the land and means to care for such an animal! Thank you for stepping up and adopting the goat!!  And thanks for sharing this happy story!

May 01, 2009 05:52 AM #6
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Your title did caught my attention! Its nice to read and hear about these story. Congratulations!

May 01, 2009 05:54 AM #7
Tim White
Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI - Hart, MI

LOL, Jim, when I saw the title, I thought to myself, "Self, Jim is digging himself a might deep hole..."

Congrats on the new addition.

May 01, 2009 06:01 AM #8
Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

That is a  very nice story - thanks for sharing and I'm happy that the goats will have good happy homes to live in!!! (Well, not inside....)

May 01, 2009 06:15 AM #9
Richard T. Dolbeare
Keller Williams Realty Maui - Kahului, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

I hope your clients liked the story.  Actually the injections of some personal details can often cement a client relationship.

May 01, 2009 06:58 AM #10
Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV

Jimmy - I confess, I did know that you were with a buyer and I did figure that I had you over a barrel!  Sorry ... On the other hand, you caved pretty easily!  I know you won't admitt it but the truth is you like the animals as much as I do!

May 01, 2009 12:27 PM #11
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Jim,

Enjoyed your story!  Your all wonderful to have rescued the goats.  Thank you for sharing & rescuing the goat.  it's great that they all found homes!  Have a great weekend!



May 01, 2009 01:02 PM #12
Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

Thank God MY wife only brings stray cats home.

May 02, 2009 01:20 AM #13
Jim Valentine
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

Terrie - The goats are coming from Washoe Valley - up by you.  We are grateful to have the room and the feed for critters that excite our grandchildren and our friend's children.

Jim - You have great Self-talk.  I agree with your statement to Self ... Jim was getting in deep.

May 02, 2009 04:36 AM #14
Jim Valentine
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

Tom - Yes, be thankful.  She has "brought home" two donkeys, three horses and another goat as rescues in years.  And I used to fret about the stray kitten ... how times change. 

May 03, 2009 03:22 AM #15
Jim Valentine
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

OK Jimmy ... Now this big darling is home ... I think it's time for the sequel!

May 06, 2009 03:38 AM #16
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